World Health Day - 7 April 2017
10 October 2017 -- Today, on World Mental Health Day, our Depression: let’s talk campaign comes to an end. The interest has been phenomenal, with close to 2 million visits to this website and more than 300 activities in 76 countries registered on our campaign app. We hope that you have found the materials published on this site during the last 12 months useful and that you will continue to use them as a resource. Beyond the campaign, our work continues at WHO, in collaboration with governments and partners, to make mental health care a reality for people in all countries of the world.
Preventing adolescent suicide: a mother’s story
6 September 2017 -- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-19 year-old girls. However, suicides are preventable. In this video, a mother from Switzerland explains how she coped when her teenage daughter told her that she was thinking about suicide. During the testimony, we hear how the family sought help and about the support that helped them get through this difficult time.
27 June 2017 - In a city in southeastern Turkey, a Syrian woman who has fled her country stands up during a question and answer session with a psychologist. "One of my relatives suffers from severe sadness …. He doesn’t sleep well. He doesn’t want to talk to others," she says. The session at which the woman is speaking is 1 of more than 20 organized for Syrians as part of the World Health Day 2017 campaign on depression.
Overcoming depression: Angelo’s story
13 June 2017 - In a very honest account, Angelo, from the Philippines, explains his personal experience of depression and how he was able to recover. He describes the essential role of his family, in particular his mother, in supporting him towards recovery.
Prevention of suicide among adolescents
10 May 2017 -- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds. This short documentary describes how Malatavie, a health service in Geneva, supports young people in severe psychological distress, working together with their families and social and educational services.
7 April 2017 – WHO is leading a one-year global campaign on depression. The highlight is World Health Day 2017, celebrated today. The goal of the campaign is that more people with depression, everywhere in the world, both seek and get help. Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. More than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015.
4 April 2017 – Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. Lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of stigma, prevent many from accessing the treatment they need to live healthy, productive lives.
23 February 2017 -- According to new estimates of depression, released by the World Health Organization today, the number of people living with depression increased by over 18% between 2005 and 2015. Depression is also the largest cause of disability worldwide. More than 80% of this disease burden is among people living in low- and middle-income countries.
Posters - Depression: Let's talk
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Scaling-up care for depression
Resources for governments and partner organizations responsible for establishing and scaling-up mental health services
- mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings - Version 2.0
- Suicide prevention
- Mental health in emergencies